Briefs: Aerospace
Imaging Detonations of Explosives

An effort has been made within the US Army Research Laboratory (ARL) to extract quantitative information on explosive performance from high-speed imaging of explosions. Explosive fireball surface temperatures are...

Briefs: Imaging
Terahertz (THz) Radar: A Solution For Degraded Visibility Environments (DVE)

An accurate view of the physical world is frequently vital. For example, rotary wing aircraft pilots must have knowledge of the terrain in order to safely fly their...

Briefs: Imaging
Multi-Channel Laser Absorption Spectrometer for Combustion Product Monitoring

This instrument can detect fires associated with electrical wiring and electronics packaging materials.

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory,...

Briefs: Imaging
Hollow-Core Fiber Lamp for Mercury Ion Clocks and Micro-Plasma Studies

These lamps may provide flexible spectroscopic solutions for chemical and medical analysis, as well as metrology and thin-film coating...

Briefs: Imaging
Thermal Cycle Qualification of Radiated Solar Arrays for 50 to 133 K Temperatures in Vacuum

A closed loop system needs no liquid helium.

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California

Solar arrays...

Briefs: Imaging
Web-Based Search Service to Support Imaging Spectrometer Instrument Operations

An adaptive matched-filter approach compensates for the context and background characteristics of each scene.

NASA’s Jet Propulsion...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Hermetic Phototube Housing

Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland

This innovation is a hermetically sealed case or very small chamber. A photomultiplier tube (PMT) is mounted inside the chamber. The circuit board is also...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Design, Fabrication, and Test of WFIRST/AFTA GRISM Assembly

Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland

This work originated with the Wide Field InfraRed Survey Telescope (WFIRST) slitless spectrometer design (GRISM assembly), which...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Spinal Ultrasound Just-in-Time Training Tool

This software facilitates ultrasound imaging of the cervical and lumbar spine by crewmembers in-flight.

Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas

Back pain and...

Briefs: Imaging
Wide-Spectrum Organic Mass Spectrometer Using Far-Ultraviolet Ionization

Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas

Two-step laser desorption/photoionization mass spectrometry (L2MS) represents a powerful tool for the organic analysis...

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